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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Red Currant

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Ribes rubrum

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Red Currant

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. They are one of the most productive saskatoons. Their fruit is great in pies, preserves or eating fresh.

Thiessen Saskatoon is most popular with u-pick operations. But it is not the best choice for berry farming because it is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: produces large edible berries
Berries: translucent red berries
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium







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Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no